verb (used with object), en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling.
Origin of encircle
Related Words for encircledencompass, enclose, surround, envelop, enfold, invest, cover, girdle, band, environ, circuit, compass, circle, ring, wreathe, inclose, cincture, halo, begird
Examples from the Web for encircled
Contemporary Examples of encircled
Plus “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath”?Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
De Merode is hundreds of miles from his wife and daughters, encircled by hostile forces, a target on the back of his uniform.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
With Donetsk now encircled, the stage is set for a final and potentially very bloody urban showdown.As the Key Battle Looms, a Report from Ukraine's Front Lines
August 13, 2014
The 7,000-ton freighter is still stocked with sake bottles and four fighter planes, and it is encircled by gray reef.A WWII Battle Frozen in Time
May 14, 2014
In the middle of the courtyard, where the public apparitions took place, a large shrine is encircled by benches.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?
April 20, 2014
Historical Examples of encircled
The iron had not only encircled his wrist, but had entered his soul as well.In the Midst of Alarms
An arm, clothed in some silken material, encircled his throat.The Film of Fear
Encircled with enemies, distrusted, Steve defends his rights.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
It was made blacker by the wreath of leaves that encircled her head.The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World
He thought he would first examine the garden, which encircled the house on all sides.Left at Home
Mary L. Code